Author(s): Andrew Lycett
Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man.
Reissued to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ian Fleming To include new updates on the Bond phenomenon Andrew Lycett's new book on Conan Doyle to be published in August 2007 Current strong interest in James Bond - re-release of Ian Fleming's books, documentary on Fleming and a West End musical of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Bond and his creator remain subjects of enduring popularity Includes information about Fleming's career in naval intelligence where he master-minded many top-secret operations 'This is an exemplary biography, beautifully written, fast-paced and extremely perceptive' Sunday Telegraph
"As good as any Bond novels, it proves that facts can be equally as fascinating as any fiction" SUNDAY MERCURY "This is a revealing biography of a man who lived life in the fast lane" GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Andrew Lycett was educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford (where he read modern history). As a foreign reporter he specialised in Africa and the Middle East. A full-time author since the early 1990s, he has written a number of highly acclaimed biographies and lives in north London.